Sunday, July 31, 2011

Baby Shower Card - Petaloo Winner

I attended a fun baby shower for a mate of ours due to deliver their little boy soon. I had heard that Tanya had chosen to go with a jungle theme for the baby's room and that the cot was painted orange. With that in mind I drew up this special little lion for her and created a jungle card for her. The digital stamp is coloured in copics (List of colours below) and the palm tree is created with layered pieces of paper. The trunk is a strip of embossed brown cardstock that I ripped into little squares and I glued them with the ripped side on the outter edge. The leaves are a roughly cut out wedge shape of green cardstock that I then cut at an upwards angle into little slithers. I used silver and green glitter pens on the palm tree just to help lift it a little off the page. The little tuff of grass is just a reshaped piece of the palm leaf that I cut off so that the card opened. I pop dotted up the sentiment in the speech bubble.

The little lion will become the first baby animal in a new digital set that I'm working on. 'Baby Animals 3'. I'll let you know when it becomes available in my store.

The inside of the card was signed by the 3 of us and I thought that adding the verse to the top left was a different approach to allow more room for leaving our personal messages to Tanya. We all used a differt glitter pen to write our message and it did look good. I was pleased with how my sewing turned out on this card. *Smiles*

I also made the colourful little bookets that held the party game sheets in. They were simple in design and each one was differt as I cut up all the colours and pieces needed and then mixed up the sections on assembly. I used the same ribbon that I used on her card to create a little ribbon pull on the top of the thank you from baby bookmark.

Card Details:

  • Cardstock: orange, green, brown and yellow
  • Striped Ribbon
  • Glitter Pen in green and silver
  • Copic Break Down:

  • Tongue R83, R85
    Lion E11, E33, E35, E37, E50, E53
    Stripes on Paws YR04, YG07, Y18
    Greys for shading C2 C4 C7

    Challenges this card is entering:

  • Gingerloft - Make it sparkle
  • Simply Create - Favourite Animal
  • All Sorts - Free and Easy

  • I also have some other very exciting news to share with you all. I recieved an email today from the wonderful guys over at Petaloo and was so pleased to read that I had won FIRST place in the card section for their competion using petaloo 'colour me crazy' flowers. Thank you petaloo and I look forward to recieving my prizes.
    Click on the images to go to the post about the cards that won.


    1. Vickie this card is superb and so very, very sweet!! I love the baby lion too and cannot wait to see him in store! :0)
      Love the "leaves" too - I just bought a set of Martha Stewart scissors that would do these to perfection (the lazy way - rofl) they cut strips each time time you make one cut... nice!! :0)
      Hugs to you. Karen.xx

    2. Oh wow, you sure put a lot of work into this and I absolutely adore them. The 65 I'm finishing up aren't near as cute and no image or coloring. Shoulda had you design one for me.....Adorable!!!! "Love & Hugs" Carol

    3. Gorgeous card! I love this lion and the palm tree. Your coloring is fab!

      Thank you for posting my blog candy in your side bar. Good luck in the draw!

    4. Firstly a big CONGRATULATIONS ON WINNING the Petaloo Challenge Vickie, but it made sense to me your the best!!!
      Oh how I love your brilliant little lion, I have tried to digitally paint him but looking at your's I don't think I have coloured him right *laughing* but he is a toy so I think it doesn't matter that he doesn't look real *laughing* you are such a talented lady and I'm honoured to know you. Just carry one being the wonderful lady you have are.
      Love ~ Lady Anne xxx

    5. Fantastic card and booklets!!!

      Thanks so much for joining in our free and easy challenge at Allsorts this week and good luck in the draw.....

      Emma xxx

    6. WOW WOW WOW this is all i can say!
      Thanks for playing at Gingerloft. Good Luck!

    7. Gorgeous card and image. Thank you for joining us at Gingerloft. Good luck. nikki DT

    8. Gorgeous card♥. Love everything about it♥.

      Hugs Marita♫♫

    9. Your lioncard is lovley, I need to make a card for a newborn little gilr, might use tha lion or maybe the pig! =)
      Thanks for the sweet comments on my card! =)
      Hugs, Elenor

    10. What a beautiful card and great idea to leave room yet still add the sentiment.
      Thanks for playing with us at Simply Create.
      Erica (DT Member)


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    *Hugs* Nana Vic / Nightowl


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